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06-10-2018, 06:56 AM
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Delayed takeoff: FAA to review environmental assessment of commercial flights at Paine Field | Q13 FOX News (

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has decided to do a supplemental environmental review of the proposed commercial air service operations at Paine Field in Everett, Wash.

In 2012, the FAA completed an environmental assessment (EA) and issued a finding of no significant impact/Record of Decision for an initial proposal to begin commercial service at the airport. However, air carrier service never began there. Today, there are new proposals for commercial service involving more airlines, more aircraft operations, and a different fleet mix than what was originally proposed. As a result, the FAA concluded that a re-evaluation of the proposal is required. Because the nature of the proposal is generally the same (initiation of commercial service), the FAA determined that a supplemental EA is the appropriate level of review.

The supplemental EA will involve a review of the environmental impacts associated with these proposed changes. The FAA and the subject airlines have established a scope and schedule for the supplemental Paine Field EA. The FAA will release the results of its preliminary analysis for public review and a 30-day comment period before making any environmental determination. A supplemental EA generally can take between six to 18 months, depending on the nature and complexity of the project and the analyses required.
Local reaction:

Current agreements are for E-175 operations by Alaska and United and 737 operations by Southwest that would have begun in the Fall had the supplementary EIS not been ordered.